"Old" EPCOT vs "New" EPCOT?

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"Old" EPCOT vs "New" EPCOT?

Post by casrin » Jul Sun 01, 2007 8:03 pm

Just wondered what peoples' preferences were. For instance, I'm listening to the "World of Motion" track right now, and while Test Track was fun... I really do prefer the slow-paced original attraction far better. I liked the story telling, the 30 minutes of air conditioning :wink:.

What do you all think? Old style Epcot attractions or those that have replaced them?
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Post by G2-4T » Jul Sun 01, 2007 8:38 pm

I think most know my answer - gimme old back WoM, Horizons, and the original Figment! The new Imagination is lame, Mission:Space is kind of interesting but lots of people can't ride the "full" version [I don't get motion sick and that made me ill], and Test Track could be great on its own but shouldn't have replaced WoM. Now I really like UoE in the current state but it is bascially just an updated version, sort of like SSE.

Needless to say, the classics were where it was at for me. I would much rather have a great 15 minute experience than a 3 minute thrill.
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Post by Guy » Jul Mon 02, 2007 3:39 am

I have only been to Epcot once - this year and my first time. That said, some of the old rides that I have read about seem really great - Horizons in particular.

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Post by casrin » Jul Mon 02, 2007 6:36 am

[I don't get motion sick and that made me ill],
Oh wow, really? :shock: I've heard its pretty... intense.

Last time I was there, they'd closed Horizons, but it wasn't even near construction time for Mission: Space. So I haven't experienced it. I'm not the motion sick type of person either, so that's interesting to hear.
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Post by JWG » Jul Mon 02, 2007 9:50 am

Old EPCOT Center for sure. I like Test Track, but once you've done it 1-2, its no big thing, it doesn't have the staying power of WoM or Horizons.

M:S I like, but can only do once on an empty stomache :oops:
Problem is, I can't get anyone else to go on with me - my whole family hates it.

I think the cocept of Test Track is great, it just needs a bit more too it and I think travel to space is another good idea, just too intense for a majority of people. I miss the 15-25 minute edutainment that made waiting in line worth it. I like thrills, but waiting in a 60-90 minute line for a 5 minute attraction is not as great as getting a 15+ minute experience.
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Post by Esmeralda » Jul Mon 02, 2007 10:18 am

Old style for me all the way. I can't go on M:S (well, without losing my lunch) and though Test Track is enjoyable, it's nothing on World of Motion. As for Journey into Imagination, I'm sure you've all heard enough from me about that one. Wish they would bring back some of the original ideas...especially the imagination that went into rides fun for the whole family.
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Post by spaulo » Jul Mon 02, 2007 11:13 am

EPCOT Center > Epcot

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Post by rdeacon » Jul Mon 02, 2007 12:10 pm

Can i have both!

:)

I think the classics where great, but do like Test Track and MS.

Funny I've tried to get sick on MS but to no avail. Even went on it after a full meal at Sommerfest. Maybe next time I will try mexican!

Anyway.. I guess I am torn between the old and the new.


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Post by SWHorn » Jul Mon 02, 2007 12:36 pm

I guess I'll be the voice of dissension.

There are things about the old Epcot that I miss. Namely, attractions that have already been mentioned. But, I really didn't like Epcot all that much before. Now, it's actually becoming one of my favorite parks (well, second place...nothing touches the Magic Kingdom).

I can't ride the full version of MS, but I still love the attraction. Test Track, Soarin', the Seas...I even like the new Journey into Imagination. Yes, I REALLY miss the old one, and would love to see it return. But, once they fixed the new one and put Figment back into it, I started to enjoy it.

I think Epcot is taking a step in the right direction.
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Post by netslave » Jul Mon 02, 2007 12:43 pm

Funny I've tried to get sick on MS but to no avail. Even went on it after a full meal at Sommerfest. Maybe next time I will try mexican!
Try the Morocco counter service first.

As for the park, the only thing I care to change is that awful wand.

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Post by SWHorn » Jul Mon 02, 2007 12:46 pm

netslave wrote:
Funny I've tried to get sick on MS but to no avail. Even went on it after a full meal at Sommerfest. Maybe next time I will try mexican!
Try the Morocco counter service first.
:shock: There is no 'puke' emoticon.

You could do this and then ride it like 10 times in a row to see if it has an effect.
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Post by casrin » Jul Mon 02, 2007 1:13 pm

Funny I've tried to get sick on MS but to no avail. Even went on it after a full meal at Sommerfest. Maybe next time I will try mexican!
Haha, remind me NOT to be on that with you when you do that. :lol:
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Post by rdeacon » Jul Tue 03, 2007 12:00 pm

netslave wrote:
Try the Morocco counter service first.

As for the park, the only thing I care to change is that awful wand.
Ahah


Last visit I did eat there. I found it quite good actually.

:)


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Post by netslave » Jul Tue 03, 2007 12:19 pm

Last visit I did eat there. I found it quite good actually.
I liked it as well, but my wife....... that's another thing. :-p

They DO have some gooood pita bread though.
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Post by horizons1 » Jul Tue 03, 2007 3:42 pm

EPCOT Center was superior in almost every way, although I like Ellen's Energy Adventure better and I think that can be credited to "Epcot"
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